Civil Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The BSc Civil Engineering course is aimed toward students with aspirations to become incorporated engineers and who wish to study civil engineering with an emphasis on practice and construction. This course aims to combine the development of technical, practical and managerial skills necessary to analyse, design and manage solutions for innovative and complex engineering problems as a basis for future leadership in the civil engineering profession.

  • You will have opportunities to draw on real-life case studies provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try.
  • You will have access to industry-standard software, widely used by design and consulting engineers.
  • Significant moments will be presented to apply for industrial placements* at companies, which have previously included: Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent Water and Warwickshire County Council.
Key Course Benefits
  • Practical activities and application of knowledge through project-led learning in design project modules.
  • Exercises in the Simulation Centre (a full-scale simulated construction environment) to experience real challenges of construction management in a controlled environment and to develop professional and leadership skills.
  • International field course to enhance your global awareness and experiences.
  • Several optional modules available at level six to allow you to tailor courses to your specific interests. You can select from Computational Methods in Civil Engineering, Engineering Hydrology, Transport Infrastructure, Strategic Construction Project Management and Structural Design.
  • Group project work with other students from other Construction and Environment related courses such as Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology and Geography to develop attributes and skills required in a multi-disciplinary team.


This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses:

  • Civil Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng (Hons)
Year one modules
  • Geotechnics and Construction Materials
  • Surveying and Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Project
  • Structural Analysis and Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering Design Project
  • Sustainable Environments
In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: structural analysis, project management, and soil mechanics, amongst others. Year two modules
  • Hydraulics and Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Soil Mechanics and Materials
  • Project, Finance and Contract Management
  • Sustainable Environments in Society: Developing Solutions
Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section on the Coventry University website. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You should develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with structural design, engineering analysis, and transport infrastructure, amongst others. Final year modules
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Research Dissertation
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Optional module, 1 from the following: Computational Methods in Civil Engineering, Strategic Construction Project Management, Structural Design
  • Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
  • Strategic Construction Project Management
  • Structural Design
  • Optional module, 1 from the following: Transport Infrastructure, Engineering Hydrology
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Engineering Hydrology
For a full list of module information please visit the website.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Civil Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS